This time the trial was different. I don’t even remember thinking the word cancer. This time it’s been about good versus evil. This has been a spiritual battle much bigger than just me dealing with a disease. There are people that know that I’m a Christian and they’re waiting to see what I do with this. I don’t know if they’re waiting for me to screw up and start cussin’ someone out. I don’t know if they’re waiting for me to give up and let the disease kill me. I do know this - they’re curious to see if this “Christian” walks what he talks. AND to see if it works. Does prayer and following Christ really work?
I’m here to tell you that YES, it does work. In fact, HE works on my behalf! On our behalf. If we just trust and obey His word to us.
The success of this battle has been nothing I’ve done, but at the same time, everything I’ve done. Make sense? Let me try to explain. God is no respecter of persons, He is a respecter of faith.
(I’m not trying at all to belittle the friends and people I’ve met with the disease that are NOT having such an easy time with it. That is not my intention at all. I’m just telling you what I did and what happened in my experience.)
When I was diagnosed 10+ years ago, I knew very little of the Bible. I just knew that Jesus wanted me healed. So I stood on the one small portion of the Word that I knew. And the fact that I got a vision from God, of me speaking to a classroom of people about surviving cancer.
Well, since then I’ve grown in my knowledge of the word of God. I’ve come to find out how to speak. How to act. How to trust God and believe Him for things. I’ve found more scriptural ammunition. There is tremendous power in words and positive confession. I believe in saying what God says about me in His word. My second time around with cancer and I’ve got a few more years of good Bible teaching, knowledge and scripture memorization. Now when the disease or trial comes, I know exactly what to do and where to go. No, it’s not easy all of the time. BUT, I know where my answers are.